Socket pins are a necessary component when trying to socket your micro controller. Socketing your micro controller allows you to easily remove the controller from your board or move it around without the need to desolder anything.
One DIY approach is to use diode legs as socket pins, but trust us when we say these work a LOT better!
Which pins do you need? That is a great question and is easy to answer!
If you’re socketing a Blok, Elite-C, Pro Micro, or any other USB C controller that doesn’t need to have a battery underneath it you should select the ’Short Mill-Max Pins’ from the Pin dropdown. These are 6.35mm pins and allow you to get the lowest profile socketed setup available.
If you’re socketing a nice!nano for a wireless build and require a battery to be underneath the controller, you must select the ‘Long Pin Strip’ from the Pins dropdown. These ship in a strip of 40 and must be cut by the user (this is very simple to do). These are a bit longer and allow you to fit a battery underneath your controller.
What comes in each pack?
Mill-Max Sockets: (2) strips of 12, so QTY 1 in your cart covers a single microncontroller. Splits will require QTY 2 in your cart.
Short Mill-Max Pins: A baggy of 30 pins, QTY 1 in your cart covers a single microcontroller. Splits will require QTY 2 in your cart.
Long Pin Strip: Sold in single ’strips’, QTY 1 in your cart is (1) strip of 40 and must be cut by the user. Splits will require QTY 2 in your cart.
Relevant Part Numbers:
Mill-Max Sockets: 315-43-112-41-003000
6.35mm Mill-Max Pins: 3320-0-00-15-00-00-03-0